Iwami-ginzan (silver mine), rat poison
Aren't there any,
aren't there any naughty kids
around here? What!
This boymimics my selling cry like a parrot£and wouldn't stop.
You laugh at my gentle voice
that it sounds like cat?
It's none of your business, boy! It therefore
charms rats, you know?
I'll let your mother know about your mischief
when you cheek adults like this.
What? You are welcome, you say?
Well, I'm thoroughly helpless against such talkative mouth as
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¡From Big Edo Prints¡
about Iwami-ginzan Nezumi-tori
Iwami silver mine, now is in Shimane prefecture,
was reigned by Edo government directly. Its tribute summed up
to 50 thousand Koku, which was called Iwami-ginzan tribute.
Administration office was settled in Omori-cho, 59 bugyo / local
officials changed the local services.
The rats poison from Iwami silver mine was so known its effectiveness
that the seller appeared even in Edo.